Kurds mobilize in Syria as Turkey poised for imminent attack
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 () BEIRUT — The Kurdish-led civilian administration in northeastern Syria issued a "general mobilization" call along the Syrian border with Turkey on Wednesday as Ankara poised for an imminent invasion of the area in the latest major escalation in the war-ravaged country. Turkey has long threatened an attack on the Kurdish fighters in Syria whom Ankara considers terrorists allied with a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey. Expectations for that assault rose after President Donald Trump on Sunday abruptly announced that American troops would step aside ahead of the Turkish...
President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the world's deadliest..
Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border... Reuters Also reported by •CBS News •NPR •Newsy •NYTimes.com